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Records of James Ream, 1965-1997
2001-10  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Project Index

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Ream collection
    Dates: 1965-1997
    Collection number: 2001-10
    Creator: Ream, James, 1929-
    Collector: Environmental Design Archives
    Collection Size: 1 box, 22 rolls of drawings
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives

    College of Environmental Design
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California
    Physical location: Environmental Design Archives

    University of California, Berekeley

    Berkeley, California 94720-1820
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], James Ream Collection, 2001-10, Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley.

    Acquisition Information

    Records were donated by creator

    Biographical Note

    James Ream, (1929- )
    James Ream was born in Summit NJ. He received his Bachelor in Architecture from Cornell University with further study at the Pratt Institute in New York and in Italy at the University of Rome. He began practicing as a project designer for Eero Saarinen in 1957 in Michigan and then practiced in Colorado from 1959 until 1965. Ream came to San Francisco in 1966 and served as Chief of Design for John Carl Warnecke & Associates. He opened his own firm in 1969. His firm has completed a variety of industrial, transportation, religious, commercial, civic, and residential commissions. His design project include: the Pasadena Conference Center, Hennepin County Courts Building in Minneapolis, Denver Convention Center, the San Jose Arena, Vail Transportation Center, Vail CO, and the First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA. He is a Fellow of the AIA.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection, which spans the years 1965-1997, consists of drawings, photographs, slides, professional papers, articles, press releases, and tear sheets relating to the architectural career of James Ream. It includes work that he did when he was with the firm John Carl Warnecke & Associates, as well as work done later by his own firm. The collection is organized in two series: professional papers (after 1997), and project records (1965-1996).
    The professional papers consist entirely of one file that contains a resume, biographical statement, list of design awards received, list of publications, a chronology and list of projects designed.
    The project series includes drawings for the homes of several clients, a few commercial and religious designs, several entries in architectural competitions, and one proposal for the project, A New Cliff House. There are also photographs and slides of planned projects, models, and completed projects. In the case of the Ross residence in Englewood, Colorado, there are photographs taken by a staff photographer from the Denver Post. In addition, there are photocopies of relevant newspaper and magazine articles, tear sheets, and written project descriptions for most projects.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Architects--California.
    Architecture--California.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural records.
    Architectural drawings.
    Architectural photographs.

    Project Index

    The following is a list of architectural projects from the James Ream Collection. For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/guide.htm .
    The Project Index list is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

    Project/Client Name (location, date, project type, architect) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

    • Asbury United Methodist Church ( Livermore , CA ; nd ; religious ) [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Basse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1992-1994 ; residential ) [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Benedict Residence ( Denver , CO ; 1962 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • Caughey Residence ( Denver , CO ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • Chapel Studies ( Rome , Italy ; n.d. ; religious ) [ Dr ]
    • Columbia Savings Headquarters ( Denver , CO ; 1980-1984 ; commercial ) [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Currigan Hall ( Denver , CO ; 1971-1974 ; commercial ) Photographer: Harr, Hedrich-Blessing; Roger Ewy [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Ditto, Jerry ( Castle Rock , CO ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • First Presbyterian Church ( Berkeley , CA ; 1970, 1978 ; religious ) Photographer: Jeffrey Heller; Fred Lyon Pictures [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Goldman Mausoleum ( Colma , CA ; 1965-1966 ; funerary ) [ Dr ]
    • Julius Kahn Recreation Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1996 ; recreational ) Photographer: Kevin Candland [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Lipman, Howard ( Carefree , AZ ; 1992 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • Lipman, Peter ( Golden , CO ; 1966 ; residential ) Photographer: David Van Wormer; Roger Ewy [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Mersbach Residence ( Denver , CO ; 1964 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • New Cliff House, Proposal ( San Francisco , CA ; 1980 ; commercial ) [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • New York Telephone Company Building ( New York , NY ; 1976 ; commercial ) Photographer: Louis Checkman [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Pasadena Conference Center ( Pasadena , CA ; 1975 ; commercial ) Photographer: Jeremiah O. Bragstad [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Pavlow ( San Francisco , CA ; 1974 ; residential ) Photographer: Peter Aaron, Esto Photographers [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Plaut, Frank ( Denver , CO ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • Ream ( Denver , CO ; 1957 ; residential ) [ Ph ]
    • Ross, Frank R. ( Englewood , CO ; 1963-1974 ; residential ) Photographer: Dave Buresh, Denver Post [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Sorenson, William ( Denver , CO ; 1964 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • Stapleton Plaza Hotel ( Denver , CO ; 1970 ; commercial ) Photographer: Fred Lyon Pictures [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]
    • Studies (1962-1966 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • Taylor, Charles ( Boulder , CO ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
    • TKH Apartments ( Denver , CO ; 1969 ; residential, multi ) [ Dr ]
    • Vail Transportation Center ( Vail , CO ; 1966 ; commercial ) [ Ms , Dr , Ph ]